Chargers safety Deane Leonard runs a drill during practice in June. Leonard is looking to make an impact on special teams for the Chargers this preseason.

(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

The Chargers’ specialists — kicker Dustin Hopkins, punter JK Scott and long snapper Josh Harris — are set. DeAndre Carter was signed in free agency to be the kick returner.

But that hardly means there’ll be nothing to watch Saturday when one of the special teams is on the field. In fact, during those kicking-game moments, there should be plenty to see.

The final spots on NFL rosters often are influenced heavily by who can play on special teams. This is particularly true for the 2022 Chargers, who are trying to significantly upgrade their kicking games.

Players such as Deane Leonard, Ja’Sir Taylor and Kemon Hall — all battling for reserve cornerback spots — could make major impressions against the Cowboys.

Last week against the Rams, Leonard, linebacker Damon Lloyd, safety JT Woods and tight end Hunter Kampmoyer played the most special teams snaps.

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